Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he is anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim, and that he cannot dictate terms to his country on the peace process.
After Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said the talks between New Delhi and Islamabad can happen only if the former takes the initiative, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said it was the Islamic state which "spoiled the game” by talking to Hurriyat leaders.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed his disappointment at the cancellation of secretary-level talks with Pakistan and flayed the neighbouring country for engaging secessionists in Kashmir.
Expressing grief over the loss of lives in ceasefire violations along the international border, Syed Ali Shah Geelani today said small skirmishes can lead to a war between India and Pakistan in which no country will be a winner.
Pakistan media on Tuesday said the cancellation of Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks was a "major setback" and a "giant step back" after Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s surprise move to invite his Pakistani counterpart at his swearing-in ceremony.
Jammu and Kashmir unit of VHP on Monday termed the invite by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to Kashmiri separatists as "strange and ironical", saying the neighbouring country is playing with the sovereignty of India.
The meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner and Hurriyat leaders is a "very flimsy ground" for the government to shelve its bold initiative of resuming diplomatic talks with Pakistan, PDP said on Monday.
Congress on Monday raised questions on India calling off the Foreign Secretary level talks scheduled between the two countries on August 25 in Islamabad, stating that the government shouldn`t have agreed to talks in the first place.
Separatists groups, including all the three factions of Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday called for a general strike on Friday to protest against the visit of Prime Minister Narendera Modi to Jammu and Kashmir.
Moderate Hurriyat group`s chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was on Tuesday placed under house arrest while authorities have decided to impose restrictions in old city areas of Srinagar to thwart a march he has called for Wednesday, an official said.
Cine star-turned-Congress hopeful from Meerut, Nagma, put herself in a spot after she confused late shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan with Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani, saying the J&K separatist leader is a `Bharat Ratna`.
Moderate Hurriyat Conference on Friday demanded strict action against former health minister of Jammu and Kashmir Shabir Ahmad Khan, who is facing charges of sexual assault, and the constitution of an "impartial" inquiry commission to look into infamous sex scandal that rocked the state in 2006.
Authorities in Kashmir valley on Saturday put hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani under house arrest immediately after his arrival at the airport here from New Delhi where he had gone for a health check-up.